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Feb 2007
1. Kente Festival Closes28/02/2007
Kentefest 2007, an exposition on Kente alongside handicrafts and jewelry, was held at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra from February 12 to 18. The theme for the fair was: ‘Discover Ghana, the Homeland of Kente.’
 
2. Creation of the regions28/02/2007
THE Volta Region occupies the eastern part of Ghana, which stretches from the coastal belt into the savanna and occupies a land size of 18093.27 square kilometers or 6959.42 square miles and shares the eastern border with the Republic of Togo, the southern border with the Atlantic Ocean, the west with the Volta Lake and the north with the Northern Region.
 
3. Don’t take nation’s peace for granted – Chief28/02/2007
THE Omanhene of the Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, Obrifo Ahunaku Ahor Ankobea II, has called on Ghanaians not to take the peace the nation was enjoying for granted but to make an effort to maintain it.
 
4. Sacrifice for the country28/02/2007
THE Omanhene of Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, has admonished Ghanaians to be imbued with a sense of nationalism and be prepared to sacrifice their lives for their country
 
5. New Ga Mantse inducted27/02/2007
THE Ga Traditional Council yesterday performed certain rites at the Ga Mantse’s Palace in Accra which, it says, make King Tackie Tawiah III, known in private life as Dr. Jo Blankson, the undisputed King of the Ga State.
 
6. Kumasi Zoo poised to achieve Glory26/02/2007
LOCATED at the heart of Kumasi and lying contiguous to the ever busy Kejetia Lorry station is an enclosed sprawling and undulating semi deciduous forest that shelters the Kumasi Zoogical Games.
 
7. 3 Heroes honoured26/02/2007
Culture and rich Ghanaian tradition were at their best at Anomabu
 
8. LEARN FROM HEROES26/02/2007
PRESIDENT J. A. Kufour has commended the chiefs and people of the Anomabu traditional area for organizing a durbar to honour their citizens whose achievements and exploits contributed to Ghana’s development.
 
9. Will the “Joseph Project” coinciding with the Independence Golden Jubilee cause problems in the country26/02/2007
We welcome Africans in Diaspora into Ghana to interact with us on the severed bounds that have separated us from them for over 400 years, we ought to be sure that the information we exchange with them is well researched and accurate.
 
10. LET’S AVOID ETHNOCENTRISM26/02/2007
THE other day in a ‘trotro’, an elderly passenger was not amused at all about the driver’s mate speaking in the Twi (is it Akan?) language to the passengers.
 
11. ASSIST AFRICAN MUSICIANS24/02/2007
The President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Alhaji Sidiku Buari has appealed to the International community to assist the African musicians to overcome modern day challenges
 
12. Ghana @ 50: Honouring heroes and heroines of Anomabu24/02/2007
TODAY, February 24, 2007 will be a day which will project further the image of the historic town of Anomabu in the eyes of the general public, because it is the day on which President of the Republic of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufour, will unveil the busts of three distinguished Ghanaians and personalities from Anomabu, namely George Ekem Ferguson, Nana Amonu IV and Dr. James Kwegyir Aggrey.
 
13. GHANAIAN ACTORS HONOURED24/02/2007
THE first-ever Ghana Actors Guild Awards was held at the National Theatre in Accra last Saturday.
 
14. Kumasi Zoo poised to achieve Glory24/02/2007
LOCATED at the heart of Kumasi and lying contiguous to the ever busy Kejetia Lorry station is an enclosed sprawling and undulating semi deciduous forest that shelters the Kumasi Zoogical Games.
 
15. Dr. J.E. Kwegyir Aggrey is rather special23/02/2007
When at dawn, 50 years ago on Independence Day, Kwame Nkrumah uttered the following memorable words, “A greater than Aggrey is here”! few considered that statement a hyperbole
 
16. Fievie chiefs call on Ga Council23/02/2007
A DELEGATION of chiefs from the Fievie Traditional Council in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region jointly led by Togde Ahli II, the Awadada and acting Paramount Chief of Fievie, and Togbe Ahadzi Dodo V, of the Anyigbe clan of the Agave State, paid a courtesy call on the Ga Traditional Council at the Ga Mantse’s Palace in Accra.
 
17. Put emphasis on Ghanaian languages’23/02/2007
THE Editor of the Daily Graphic, Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, has called on Ghanaians to devote as much attention to the learning of Ghanaian languages as they would accord the English language.
 
18. Golden Jubilee Landmark Project Launched22/02/2007
A golden jubilee commemorative landmark project has been launched in Accra to give a facelift to some historical and national landmarks on the occasion of the country’s Golden jubilee anniversary.
 
19. UG to Establish Museum on Cultural Heritage22/02/2007
The Department of Archaeology of the University of Ghana is to establish a museum to house all indigenous artifacts as a means of preserving the heritage of the country.
 
20. Ghana: An African country’s odyssey through 50 years22/02/2007
FIVE decades ago, our country, Ghana, a small west African nation got out of the shackles of colonialism but reverted to a quasi pre-historic system of human organization in the years immediately after independence
 
21. WE MUST PRESERVE HERITAGE SITES22/02/2007
IT is amazing how some countries have preserved and maintained their historic sites and heritage. The United Kingdom is one such country. The same could be said of Germany.
 
22. Kente Festival Closes22/02/2007
Black Stars, the national soccer team, made on the world stage with its appreciable performance in last year’s a World Cup tournament
 
23. 'Freedom Flame' in Bolga21/02/2007
The freedom flame that was lit in Wa a couple of days ago as part of activities heralding the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence, arrived in Bolgatanga on Tuesday morning.
 
24. 10 Women returned unopposed21/02/2007
SINCE the establishment of Parliamentary democracy in the country, women have played their roles, hand in hand with their male counterparts in Parliament.
 
25. Chief institutes award for BECE candidates21/02/2007
NANA Tabiri Gyansah III, Omanhene of Mpasaso Traditional Area has instituted an award scheme for the best candidate of the impending Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in his area
 
26. Education: A total failure?21/02/2007
OVER the past years and presently, the failure of Ghana’s Educational System to satisfy the aspirations of its graduates and to serve the manpower needs of the country for meaningful economic growth has been evident.
 
27. Golden Jubilee Freedom Flame begin journey from Upper West21/02/2007
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Ambrose Dery, on Monday lit the Jubilee Flame here as one of the major events marking the 50th anniversary celebration of Ghana’s Independence.
 
28. Our true Heroes21/02/2007
AS the country prepares to celebrate another birthday many of us look forward to the time off we are about to receive, whether it is from our jobs, or from our various institutions of education.
 
29. U of G to establish museum on cultural heritage21/02/2007
THE Department of Archaeology of the University of Ghana is to establish a museum all indigenous artifacts as a means of preserving the heritage of the country.
 
30. … Prof K.A. Busia seconded motion21/02/2007
THE August and colourful ceremony we hold here today marks the end of one kind of association between our country and Britain and the beginning of another.
 
31. AND A NEW DAY DAWNED21/02/2007
GHANA was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa and in Commonwealth Africa to achieve independence. That was in 1957.
 
32. Chief calls for review of CSPSS20/02/2007
NANA Atuobi Yiadom IV, Chief of Nkwatia-Kwahu in the Eastern Region, at the weekend appealed to government to review the Computer Selection and Placement System of Students (CSPSS) into Senior Secondary Schools (SSS) and allow a percentage for traditional authorities.
 
33. Freedom Flame begins journey from Wa to Accra20/02/2007
POLITICIANS, Chiefs, the Clergy and excited school children in Wa yesterday gave an indication of the fervour with which the Freedom Flame, akin to the Olympic Torch, will undertake its 2,600-kilometre journey to connect the entire country to the Ghana@50 Celebration.
 
34. The world came to Polo Ground20/02/2007
THE hordes of excited Gold-Coasters, who witnessed the declaration of independence at the old Polo Ground on March 6, 1957, included 23-year-old Joana Ayerson, then a Secretary at the Colonial Secretary’s Office.
 
35. Ghana must apologise for slave trade19/02/2007
WHILE Ghana is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its political independence on March 6, 2007, preparations are going ahead in Britain to mark the bicentenary anniversary of the passing of the parliamentary act that ended British involvement in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
 
36. Kente Fest ends19/02/2007
THE first-Kente Festival (KENTE-FEST) ended in Accra yesterday with a pledge by the organizers to market kente as a globally recognized Ghanaian brand.
 
37. Techiman: Land of abundance19/02/2007
THERE are but two families in this world as the sages say: the haves and the have-nots. Techiman, a municipality that shares common boundaries with four other districts, three in the Brong Ahafo Region and the other in the Ashanti Region, indisputably belongs to the family of the haves.
 
38. Ghana and Britain Launch Cultural Project17/02/2007
Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama on Thursday joined the visiting Deputy British Prime Minister, Mr. John Prescott, to kick-start a three million popund cultural relations programme beteen Ghana and Britain will span three years.
 
39. Ghana’s Kente on Show17/02/2007
Ghana’s rich kente fabric was on display at an exhibition dubbed “kentefest’ in Accra.
 
40. Lift High The Flag of Ghana17/02/2007
When some of us were in the primary and middle school, we were singing to the glory of the National Flag. ‘Lift High the Flag of Ghana’ was a clarion call to all Ghanaians to rally round the Flag.
 
41. Local Cultural Troupes to Feature at Ghana@5017/02/2007
SERIES of cultural and other activities have been slated between March 2 and 11, as part of Ghana@50 Golden Jubilee Celebration. Dubbed: ‘Ghana on the move’, it will be held at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra and will feature Local Cultural Troupes and Artistes
 
42. OHENE KUMAH –17/02/2007
Kente weaving in this part of the world is one of the indigenous trades most people have been engaged in since pre-colonial times.As an ancient trade it has been passed on from one generation to another. One of such persons on this trans-generational trade is Richard Ohene Kumah.
 
43. Lake Bosumtwi17/02/2007
If you briefly visited Kokoado or especially Abonu Communities in the Bosumtwi – Atwima – Kwanwoma District of Ashanti, then hopefully, you are diligently, planning to go back for one thing which, probably, you did not have much time for, The Lake Bosumtwi.
 
44. VISIT OF MR. KOICHIRO MATSUURA – DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO TO GHANA16/02/2007
The Director – Director of UNESCO Mr. Koichiro Matsuura is expected in Accra on the 15th February, 2007 at the invitation of H.E. President John Agyekum Kufour, President of the Republic of Ghana. The visit can be considered a distinguished one since the Director – General is visiting the country for the second time running, during his term of office – A scenario that is rare in UNESCO circles.
 
45. The Hatchet is buried16/02/2007
After Britain Parliament Declared Gold Coast Independent Commonwealth Member
 
46. The Joseph Project (1 & 2)16/02/2007
AFTER more than 400 years of slave trading, colonial exploitation, cultural, economic and post colonial political manipulations, Africa is a waste land of woes and war.
 
47. The Joseph Project16/02/2007
The “Joseph Project” is the code name for a series of activities, actions and interactions being spearheaded by Ghana to re-establish the African nation of all its peoples.
 
48. Film Stars Awards14/02/2007
The Ghana Actors Guild film stars awards is slated for February 17, 2007 at the refurbished National Theatre.
 
49. Genesis of the capital14/02/2007
Until 1877, when Accra was made the capital of the Gold Coast, Cape Coast, the capital of the present day Central Region used to be the capital of the country.
 
50. Post-war momentum14/02/2007
The conclusion of the Second World War in 1945, in which the colonized and exploited developing world played a crucial part, opened up the opportunities for exercising self-government for colonized and dependent states, Africa inclusive.
 
51. In the beginning was…14/02/2007
Paa Grant, as we now know him, was surprised when he saw Dr. Danquah because he had been thinking of him concerning his dream about this country. Mr. George Alfred Grant was a member of the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS), member of the Legislative Council and member of the Provincial Council.
 
52. Gbedemah and Botsio return to Ghana13/02/2007
This was disclosed to the ‘Ghana Evening News’ by Mr. K.A. Gbedemah, Minister of Finance a few minutes after his arrival from London last Sunday morning Mr. Kojo Botsio, Minister of Trade and Labour who arrived on the same occasion said the Prime Minister would make a statement on the White Paper in the Legislative Assembly today
 
53. Ghana @ 50, the Akwamu historical perspective13/02/2007
I wish to remind the Ghana at 50 programme not to forget or neglect the people of Akwamu, the custodians of the original Osu Castle keys, in their programme of activities.
 
54. 15 Britons retrace roots in Ghana10/02/2007
A GROUP of 15 young people from the Britons Museum Services and Bread Youth Project from the United Kingdom are in the country to explore how slavery came about and to gather information to trace their own roots.
 
55. Ghana @ 50 Fever10/02/2007
A QUICK survey this reporter did with Mr. Makaful Amegbor, a tour operator and CEO of Universal Tours, Accra about how far the Ghana @ 50 fever is spreading shows that with barely a month away for a d-Day of Jubilee only 10 per cent of preparations for the celebration is in place, and only 20 per cent of Ghanaians are looking forward to it with any eagerness
 
56. Ghana @50 Songs For Unity10/02/2007
IN Nation Building which takes years of constructive planning and implementation, one artistic area which plays a culturally important role in the use and employment of specific music designed for unity, peace, stability, and progress.
 
57. ‘Lost Fisherman’ Found At Last10/02/2007
SAKA Acquaye’s monumental folk opera, the Lost Fisherman which has not been revived for over a decade, in fact, since the birth of the 70’s Revolution, was back on stage at the National Theatre on Saturday, February 3, 2007
 
58. The ‘Lost Fishermen’ is back10/02/2007
THE “Lost Fishermen”, a play by Saka Accquaye that last performed 19 years returned to the stage at a packed National Theatre...
 
59. Mobile phones and our cultural values09/02/2007
The notion that civilization must come from abroad pervaded Africa at the dawn of independence, as was made clear in the expositions of clergy men of the Gold Coast, like Attoh Ahuma, who though proud of African culture, saw in westernization the way out of the darkest Africa.
 
60. Remembering the Doyen of Gold Coast politics06/02/2007
EXACTLY 29 days from today, the February 6, 2007, Ghana will celebrate her Independence Golden Jubilee. On the February 4, 1965, the one who researched for the name “Ghana’ died in chains just for championing a cause. After 42, this nation is yet to give Dr. Joseph Boakye Danquah, the greatest patriot of all times, that recognition.
 
61. Western Region Forts In Ruins05/02/2007
FORTS AND castles scattered along the beaches in the Western Region are in virtual ruins and need urgent renovation, as most of the facilities are lying idle, with no guides to assist tourists.
 
62. ‘Run Baby Run’ for National Theatre03/02/2007
COME Friday, February 9, Film Director, Emmanuel Apea Jnr., will expect that his latest offing, a 128-munite feature, ‘Run Baby Run’ (RBR) when screened to its first paying public audience at the National Theatre, will be a hit with them as it has been with those who have been privileged to have seen snippets of it.
 
63. Upper West makes history03/02/2007
THERE has been a break-through in the traditional authority system in the Upper West Region with the installation of the first ever traditionally recognized “Pognaa” at Lobo in the Nadowli District.
 
64. Bugum festival unites Tamale03/02/2007
A SECURITY nightmare raised by two defiant groups in Tamale last Monday night turned into a rare celebration of unity among youths from the two gates involved in the Dagbon Chieftaincy conflict.
 
65. THE NEW ‘RUN BABY RUN’03/02/2007
The desire to get Ghana’s presence better felt on the continent contemporary film scene will be given a big boost in a few weeks with the release of a new film from Revele Films.
 
66. ‘LOST FISHERMEN’ BACK TODAY03/02/2007
It’s been awhile now since the public saw a full staging of Saka Acquaye’s The Lost Fishermen. Now, a longing to see first-rate local drama back with us has pushed a collection of experienced theatre practitioners and cast to revive the classic folk opera which they will present at the National Theatre tonight 2007 at 6:00pm.
 
67. Don’t allow the selfish to exploit chieftaincy – MP02/02/2007
THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso South, Dr. Owusu Achiaw Duah, has called on chiefs in the area to ensure that no space in given to individuals with selfish ambition to create tension and tear the people apart..
 
68. Nii Amugi was a great leader02/02/2007
Nii Amugi II, known in private life as Simeon Yarboi Yartey, from the Amugi We clan and the Abola division of the Ga Traditional Area was enstooled as Ga Mantse on March 20, 1965.
 
69. Ghana at 50: Diversity as resource for growth01/02/2007
THE beauty and uniqueness of life, it is said, lie in unity of diversity.In less than two calendar months, Ghanaians will celebrate 50 years of breakaway from their British colonial masters. As we prepare to celebrate this golden jubilee, we hear a great deal of honouring diversity in society as a basic ingredient for peace, creativity, and flexibility in our ever – changing society.
 
 
   
 
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26/11/2014
NAFAC Is Here Again
This year’s edition of the National Festival of Arts and culture (NAFAC) will be held in Sunyani from December 6 to December 11 under the theme: ‘The Creative industry and Tourism: A Platform for National Development’...more
 
18/11/2014
MAXIMIZE USAGE OF LOCALLY GROWN FOODS IN DISHES PREPARATION – DEPUTY MINISTER
The Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts Hon. Dzifa Gomashie Abla, has challenged institutions such as hotels and Catering and tourism centres operating in Ghana to maximize the usage of locally grown foods when preparing their dishes....more
 
07/11/2014
GHANA PARTICIPATES IN 2014 WORLD TRAVEL MARKET
The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, says Ghana’s participation in this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) fair would help encourage global tour operators and travel agents to highlight Ghana on their tour circuits....more
 
24/10/2014
Baci crowned Ghana’s Most Beautiful season VIII
After weeks and months of various activities, a graduate of the University of Development Studies (UDS), Wa Campus, Bentie Abigail Baciara, has been crowned winner of TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful VIII......more
 
20/10/2014
LET’S USE FESTIVALS TO PROMOTE TOURISM
The celebration of festivals has served the platform to display the rich culture of Ghanaians and for Miss Tourism Ghana 2014, Naa Teide Ofori, stakeholders in the tourism business in this country......more
 
07/10/2014
RENEW COMMITMENT TO PAN AFRICANISM – TOURISM MINISTER
The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has called on Ghanaians and Africans to renew their commitment to Pan-Africanism and redirect their energies and synergies towards African renaissance....more
 
03/10/2014
CULTURE PLAYS SUBSTANTIAL ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT – VICE PRESIDENT
The Vice President, Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has urged the Chiefs and people of the Greater Accra Region to use festivals to promote development in the region....more
 
01/10/2014
Mfantsiman Girls SHS wins maiden edition of National SHS Drama Festival
Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School is the winner of the first National Drama Festival for senior high schools organized by the National Commission on Culture.......more
 
23/09/2014
National Commission on Culture organises First National Senior High School Drama Festival (NADRAFEST)
From Thursday, September 25, ten senior high schools representing the ten regions, will converge in Accra for the first National Drama Festival......more
 
16/09/2014
OSAGYEFO DR. KWAME NKRUMAH’S BIRTHPLACE CAN BECOME THE MECCA OF AFRICA – TOURISM MINISTER
The Western Regional Version of the 2014 National Festival of Arts and Culture has been held in Takoradi with a call on Ghanaians especially the institutions engaged in Heritage promotion and Preservation to design and market sites such as the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s birthplace......more
 
10/09/2014
PRESIDENT DIRECTS ORGANIZATION OF HOMOFEST
President John Dramani Mahama has called for the organization of ‘Homofest’ (homogeneous festival) of the chiefs and people Ga-Adangbe to climax their annual Homowo festivities.......more
 
18/08/2014
The story of Adanse Edudiase
Tradition relates that Adedwan was the ancestral home of the founding fathers of Adanse Edubiase. Abedwam originally shared boundaries with Akrokeri, Bekwai and Dompoase. The ruling clan.......more
 
05/08/2014
THE STORY OF AKYEM ABUAKWA 1
TRADITIONALLY, Akyem Abuakwa was part of the Five Principal Akan States, the Akanman Piesie num, viz Adanse Akrokerri (Asakyiri), Akyem Abuakwa (Asona), Assin Fante Nyankomase (Asene), Denkyira (Agona) and Asante (Oyoko). The ancestors......more
 
25/07/2014
THE STORY OF AWUMA GRUNSHIE
The tribe commonly known as Awuna Grunshi or Awuna in the Upper East Region appears to be the only branch of Kasena with the prefix “A-wu-na” meaning “I say”...more
 
07/07/2014
THE STORY OF TEKYIMAN-NSUTA
THE founder of Tekyiman-Nsuta was Nana Kwame Yeboah, who was born in 1889. His mother, Madam Akosua Yeboah, hailed from Tekyiman, and his father, a herbalist, from Krobo. (“Kro” means town, “bo” means chest). Therefore Krobo means the town of the bold people.......more
 
30/06/2014
BONO MANSO
Linguistically, the word Bono is identified with only the group of people living in the Brong Region who speak the Bono dialect. Tradition has it that the origin of the word came from Bono an expression which means something that is first of its kind......more
 
25/06/2014
THE STORY OF KOMENDA-DOMPOASE
Komenda-Dompoase is one of the towns in Komenda State in the Central Region, with Akatakyi as the capital. The founding fathers of Dompoase were among the Fante migrants who deserted......more
 
20/06/2014
THE STORY OF ADANSI-AKROFUOM
Tradition says that originally, the ancestors of Adansi Akrofuom lived at Kokobiante near the Seben River in Adansi. Their Queenmother was Nana Aso, a beautiful woman whose family members were always greeted with “Aso Nana” (i.e Aso’s grand-children) and from this response Asona originated......more
 
13/06/2014
THE STORY OF GOMOA ASSANBA-AJUMAKO
Gomoa Asanba-Ajumako is an integral part of Gomoa state in the Central Region, but it is a separate traditional area from her counterpart Gomoa Assin. Both have a common ancestry, and they constitute one Gomoa...more
 
03/06/2014
THE STORY OF ADANSI-AHINSAN
The ancestors of Adansi Ahinsan first settled at Domisaso under the distinguished leadership of a Queen, Nana Asienowaa Nyame, of the Beretuo clan, a moiety of Tena. The first male chief was Nana Osafo Kantanka who lived with his people at Kukuboase, about five kilometres north of Fomena...more
 
26/05/2014
THE STORY OF ADANSI-DOMPOASE
The ancestors of the ruling Asene clan of Adansi-Dompoase originated from Adansemanso during the reign of Awurade Basa who ruled the whole Adanse state with the mystical Afuna Kwao, the insignia of authority...more
 
15/05/2014
THE STORY OF BADU [2]
AFTER the death of Agyeman Badu I, the stool was given to one Kwaku Walago (alias Kwaku Awuah (c.1750-1754). After his enstoolment he was taken to see Bantamahene Awuah who changed his flame to Awuah before being introduced to the Asante King who remarked “Awuah besoe”— meaning “Awuah came to be guest” to the Bantamahene Awuah....more
 
07/05/2014
THE STORY OF BADU (1)
BADU Traditional Area, forms an integral part of the Tain Constituency, in the Brong Ahafo Region. The people share many things in common with Seikwa, Nsoko and Nkorankwagya because of compactness and closeness of the area where they occupy....more
 
02/05/2014
THE STORY OF HAVE
HAVE is situated at the Kpando—Hohoe junction under the range of mountains running from Akwamu through Peki, an area known as Eveto or Eve Hills, in the Volta Region. The range of mountains is all forest except the savanna plains below....more
 
15/04/2014
GHANA HOSTS 1ST POETRY FESTIVAL
Ghana Poetry Festival is a day poetry festival to be held on 25th, April, 2014 at The Center for National Culture, Accra. It will feature book readings, book sales, panel discussions, performance poetry among others...more
 
11/04/2014
THE STORY OF ADUKROM-AKUAPEM
ADUKROM is the principal town of the Okere Division in the Akwapem North District, Eastern Region. The town is situated at the extreme north of the Bewase ridge. The inhabitants belong to the OKERE KPONKPO group, a Guan expression meaning “Great Okere”....more
 
04/04/2014
THE STORY OF DORMAA-AMASU
AMASU is the Ankobea Division of the Dormaa traditional area in the Brong Ahafo Region. The founding fathers of Amasu formed part of the Aduana group of people who emigrated from Akwamu at Nyanawase as a result of a stool succession dispute....more
 
24/03/2014
THE STORY OF JASIKAN
JASIKAN, THE ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL OF THE Buem District in the Volta Region, physically forms an integral part of the Togo Atakora system. Linguistically, the word Buem is identified with only Lefena speaking people at Jasikan...more
 
18/03/2014
THE STORY OF OTISO
EARLY History: Before the town of Otiso was flooded by the overflow of the Volta and Oti, following the Volta Dam at Akosombo, the town was one of the principalities of Apai traditional area in the Volta Region...more
 
10/03/2014
THE WESTERN REGION 2ND EDITION OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA AND POETRY FESTIVAL
The Centre for National Culture, Western Region held its 2nd edition of the Senior High School Drama and Poetry Festival on the theme “Discovering and Polishing the Art of Public Speaking” at its Regional Theatre, Fijai on the 25th and 26th February 2014....more
 
05/03/2014
KUNDUM AXIM FESTIVAL
What do you know about Kundum festival?...more
 
03/03/2014
Gomoa: The real story behind the fascinating names
Have you ever wondered why the people of Gomoa in the Central Region have a duplicate of some major towns, villages and cities within and outside the country? Could it be a copycat attitude or, perhaps, they have peculiar reasons for such interesting names such as Gomoa Kumasi?...more
 
21/02/2014
KENTE PRICELESS HERITAGE
KENTE IN GHANA...more
 
21/02/2014
CULTURE CONTRIBUTES 1.53% TO GHANA'S GDP
THE PERCENTAGE OF CULTURES CONTRIBUTION TO GHANA'S GDP (GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT)...more
 
21/02/2014
THE STORY OF OSU (I)
Early History of Osu: Traditions relate that the pioneer settlers at Osu, in the Greater Accra Region, originated from Osudoku; other fragmented groups possess residual traditional of their own;...more
 
21/02/2014
NAFAC 2012: The way forward
FOR the stakeholders in the Arts and Culture Industry, it was all joy and delight at the National Theatre on Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012 when preparations towards the celebration of the 2012 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC 2012) took yet another significant step. Yes, it was a colourful ceremony to officially perform the media launch of the festival....more
 
21/02/2014
THE STORY OF ADAKLU
Know the origins of Towns...more
 
01/02/2014
THE STORY OF WUSUTA
The cruelties of their King Agokoli at Notsie forced them to escape from there unnoticed....more
 
04/01/2014
THE STORY OF NKONYA WURUPONG
Nkonya is made up of two independent Traditional set-ups namely, Ahenkro and Wurupong....more
 
30/12/2013
TOTEMS
In other words, there was rational interest in preserving the species. One can also say that communities, families, clans chiefs and kings realized the need to protect certain animal and other endangered species of trees thus using such objects as their totems with the application of superstitious beliefs....more
 
14/12/2013
THE STORY OF TEMA
THE HISTORY OF TEMA...more
 
30/11/2013
THE STORY OF KWAWU BUKURUWA (I) KNOW THE ORIGINS OF TOWNS KWAME AMPENE (FOUNDER OF THE GUAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
THE HISTORY OF KWAWU BUKURUWA...more
 
27/11/2013
KOFI AWOONOR
The resilient humanist fixtures of our traditional social and political institutions must provide the bases for a meaningful construction of our future....more
 
02/11/2013
KENTE GHANAS PRICELESS HERITAGE
VISIBLE SYMBOL OF GHANAIAN CULTURE...more
 
02/11/2013
THE STORY OF OSU (2)
CONTINUATION OF THE ORIGIN OF OSU...more
 
02/11/2013
THE STORY OF OSU (II)
Notei Doku brought the people safely to the present site of Osu. They met some few aboriginal worshippers of the Klote Lagoon who rather deserted bag and baggage and handed over the worship of Klote to the newcomers...more
 
19/10/2013
THE STORY OF OSU (1)
THE EARLY HISTORY OF OSU...more
 
28/09/2013
THE STORY OF NANKANA
THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN OF THE PEOPLE OF NANKANA...more
 
21/09/2013
THE STORY OF ADAKLU
The origin of Adaklu...more
 
07/09/2013
THE STORY OF ASSIN FOSU
The origin of Assin Fosu...more
 
07/09/2013
THE STORY OF SISSALA
HOW SISSALA ORIGINATED...more
 
03/09/2013
SONG OF THE PHAROAH
THE THREE RESIDENT GROUPS OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE NOYAM AND THE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS...more
 
24/08/2013
CULTURAL FUND CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS
THE Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund (GDCF) has once again made a call for applications from artistes and related arts organizations for support of projects throughout the country....more
 
25/06/2013
ELIMINATING OBSOLETE CULTURAL PRACTICES – THE KPALIME INITIATIVE [1 – 2]
CULTURE, since time immemorial, has been part of the Ghanaian’s social, economic or political way of life....more
 
08/06/2013
THE STORY OF PANO
Later, the Pano ancestors founded their own settlement in the neighbourhood locked in the Atewa Hills, which is the present Pano. The land everywhere was rich in gold and they could easily extract sufficient quantities by digging in the ground and by dregging in the streams....more
 
01/06/2013
THE STORY OF ASANTE AGONA
ASANTE Agona is a town 42 kilometres on Kumasi-Mampong road....more
 
10/05/2013
LET’S DEVELOP BRONG-AHAFO TOURISM SITES
Available records say the region produces about 30 percent of the food requirement of the country....more
 
08/09/2012
Culture fund opens for projects
THE Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund (GDCF) has made a call for applications from artistes and related arts organizations for support of projects that have been originated in Ghana....more
 
03/04/2012
MESSAGE BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON CULTURE DURING THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD THEATRE DAY
On the occasion of the International theatre day, which falls on 27th March, 2012, the National Commission on Culture wishes to congratulate all theatre groups both public and private for sustaining theatre and for their commitment to cultural development over the period....more
 
16/03/2012
ELMINA CASTLE, A LIVING TESTIMONY TO SLAVERY
The Elmina Castle, Edina, Anomana or Amankwaa Kurom — it has been called many names, but one thing will never change — the malevolent history of this relic of the trans-Atlantic slave trade....more
 
22/02/2012
"AZONTO CRAZE"
“Azonto” is a Ghanaian dance which involves movement of most of the joints in the body in a rhythmic fashion taking very few steps. Just like most African dances, knee bending and hip movement are rudiments to dancing it....more
 
22/02/2012
ROLE OF THE QUEEN MOTHER IN ENSTOOLING OR DESTOOLING A CHIEF.
Chieftaincy- Chief- Definition of – Requisites for making a chief – Constitution, Article 277. Chief – Nomination – Fundamental requirement for making a chief – Role of queen mother – meaning of nomination – Nomination to precede all other processes for making chief – Ex post facto processes after nomination irrelevant for want of capacity to make nomination....more
 
28/07/2011
BEADS SHOW AT NGMAYEM FESTIVAL
If you love beads and don’t mind getting caught up in a week filled with an exhibition and trade show, seminars and work- shops for beads sellers and producers, fashion shows with assorted beads accessories, beads design competition and bead- making lessons, then the place to head for between October 22 and October 29 is the 2nd International Bead Festival at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region....more
 
19/07/2011
WHAT IS FOLKLORE
The world Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) under what it terms Model provisions suggests an illustrative enumeration of most typical kinds of expressions of Folklore....more
 
11/11/2010
‘LET’S UPLIFT OUR CULTURE’
Newly appointed Acting Director of the Center for National Culture, Greater Accra Region George Oppong...more
 
25/10/2007
Kwame Nkrumah misfounded Ghana
THIS essay has been prompted by an introspection of Ghana’s fortunes since independence and the celebration of the Jubilee this year. The writer seeks to answer the question why there appears to be “something missing” somewhere in the scheme of affairs in Ghana’s development....more
 
12/10/2007
DR SUSAN DE-GRAFT JOHNSON – FIRST GOLD COAST FEMALE DOCTOR
Dr (Mrs.) Susan de-Graft Johnson (Nee Ofori-Atta) was one of the three children Nana Sir Ofori-Atta I, the Okyenhene and Paramount Chief of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, had with Nana Akosua Duodu....more
 
 
   
 
 

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